lyricsoflily:

life is a heartbeat, a pulse

peaks and dips on EKG

grief and solace, ecstasy - melancholy

crests and valleys

forever rolling, spiking, pounding

serene, then slightly manic

a butterfly’s flutter

a hammer’s strike

floating leaf vs. falling tree.

never static

just as shifting sand, as I run in my bare feet.

Serentity

lyricsoflily:

serenity is…

a spoonful of honey in lemon tea

aroma of lilacs and vanilla

pajamas of the softest cotton

slipping into sheets of satin

beginning the day with prayer of thanks

restful night with peaceful thoughts

comfidently discarding heavy, bolted locks

weighing protectively upon my heart.

Serenity is…

freedom without judgement

a home that is a haven

and a favorite book in my favorite chair.

                     ~Lily

for no reason at all, between jobs today I stopped at an animal rescue to pet and play with two dogs waiting new families.

It broke my heart and made my day at the same time.

draft

I’m just a rough draft

awaiting the final polish

(please don’t look too closely)

        ~Lily

life is a heartbeat, a pulse

peaks and dips on EKG

grief and solace, ecstasy - melancholy

crests and valleys

forever rolling, spiking, pounding

serene, then slightly manic

a butterfly’s flutter

a hammer’s strike

floating leaf vs. falling tree.

never static

just as shifting sand, as I run in my bare feet.

Petrichor

Sensual dance entwining earth and sky.
A quietly provocative perfume,
as scent of freshly washed hair.
Pheromones of earth rising in moist tendrils,
Lingering flavor of the tempest.
Boquet of beginnings.
Incense of renewal.
Fragrance of the gods.

Petrichor

            ~Lily

idealist surrenders to the masses….

allegience of ignorants
cluster of codependents
empty jubilance
self-satisfied judgments
fortifying arrogance with contrived grievance

-Bonds -
solid as a vacant cocoon
fragile as a butterfly’s broken wing
empty as a latte’s foam
harmful as tetrodotoxin
short-lived as a snapped flower,
dropped on the ashphalt
left to wither
in the midday sun.


                                         ~Lily

feet are dripping wet.

standing in a growing puddle

these salty, salty tears 

Simpleton
ignoring tiny nips
Naked facts sting sharply.

Dreamer
sleeping, gentle nudges
Pushing turns to shoving.

Awaken
disoriented confusion
Reality permeating.

Finally
cloudy vision clears
Waving flags turn pink to red.

Migraine
ringing in my ears
Distant warning bells chime loudly.

Disappointment
wishing I was sleeping
Idealist has surrendered.

handsome face in character,
airbrushed perfection of soul.
Daydream in sunlight.
Fantasy of chivalry… generosity

You worship me.
I don’t believe.
You convince me.

Months pass.

Character erodes as soil in rain.
Dirty stains on rusty frame.
Nightmare on a cloudy afternoon.

You own me.
I want me back.
You keep me.
I pay my ransom.
Now release me.

I won’t turn back.

vulnerability can be deadly

Need

what you need, I do not have

what you lack, I do not possess

your deficiency, I cannot fill

this perceived exigency,

insufficiency, inadequacy

- which you claim to have -

is your delusion

an illusion

based on misperception.

some powerful conviction,

your wrongful conviction

eyewitness misidentification

a self-imposed imprisonment.

I would gladly lend it, give it, generously,  

yet I cannot.

your void I cannot fill.

I am just a girl.

a stupid girl.

you do not need me.

(I’m just a girl)

as Mariana Trench resides

beneath miles of waves of blue,

securely masked you keep

what is uniquely, intrinsically you,

Hidden from hollow hearts,

lackluster eyes,

of shallow dreary masses,

who seek solace in endless

half-lived lives.

Closely guarded, undisclosed,

your passions unexposed,

you discover something rare…

a kindred soul,

whose heart you share,

postponed expectations - 

lead to a dreaded abysmal well.

Do not let this “something lovely”

become your private hell.

the monsters

In the end, curtain drops and

your pretty mask slips down.

brutal ugliness -

fully exposed.

——

in shock, eyes wide open,

I’m stunned in disbelief.

for what I’m seeing -

secretly hidden beneath -

is now terrifyingly clear.

Those imaginary monsters

that I have always feared,

dwell right amongst us -

perhaps….

….forever living here

Hideous in form -

spewing lies through evil grins

sharp fangs,

narrowed wolfish eyes.

Hungrily you stare - 

my flesh you long to tear

I hear your guttural growl

sense danger of my death,

desire to run….  

Yet I cannot -

I am frozen in place -

Ridiculous look of horror

on my pathetic face…………………………………

                   ~Lily

Foolish

stupid foolish girl made decisions on a whim.
all thought and cautiousness she threw into the wind…
The wind now blows ferocious, path of destruction closes in.

ignorant and unaware, her escape is found….
……………………..absolutely nowhere.

Hurricane alarms are sounding.  
Yet silly girl’s stupidity seems to have no boundary.
On and on she plays… hail and rain are pounding

So what became of stupid girl?
Well…… no one really knows, 
for they’d all moved to higher ground

and so the story goes,
her lovely foolish body
has never, ever washed ashore

(what a shame)

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